Edward Jenner
#2352 Overall Influence

Edward Jenner

English physician, scientist and pioneer of vaccination

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Edward Jenner, FRS FRCPE was an English physician and scientist who pioneered the concept of vaccines including creating the smallpox vaccine, the world’s first vaccine. The terms vaccine and vaccination are derived from Variolae vaccinae , the term devised by Jenner to denote cowpox. He used it in 1798 in the long title of his Inquiry into the Variolae vaccinae known as the Cow Pox, in which he described the protective effect of cowpox against smallpox.

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University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews

University in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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#636 World Rank
Biology